Month: July 2010

Kendra Little is Psyched About #SQLSAT51 in Nashville

Check out Kendra’s post here to see how cool you could possibly feel just by attending this free event! Plus, it’s a good introduction to the plethera of culture that is available in the Nashville area. ……Well, and I will be speaking there too 🙂 http://littlekendra.com/2010/07/28/sqlsat51_nashville/ Cheers!...

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Help Build the SQL Rally Selection Process.

SQLAndy blogged about the possible selection process which you can read about from the link below: SQLAndy’s Blog Post I like what PASS is trying to do with adding events and trying to make PASS more relevant to the DBAs that are out in the field. However, there are a couple of suggestions that seem to be off a little….. Pre-Con/Post-Con Sessions Paying the speakers is nice but limiting it to someone who has presented at PASS Summit before but has not done a Pre-Con/Post-Con at PASS and submitting only one seems too restrictive. I like that they want something of a more thorough abstract/lesson plan guide because I think it makes the speakers ‘think’ a little more about what they are going to do. Main Sessions Require speakers to have spoken at the PASS Summit or a SQLSaturday in the past 24 months to be eligible. Really? Only at PASS events…..Hmmm, like the CodeCamp that they have every year in South Florida doesn’t count or the Rocky Mountain Tri-Fecta in Colorado… 2. Must have presented the topic at least one time prior to submitting it What about new releases? Guess when this comes around next year not to expect any 2011 talks 🙂 3. Must upload the deck (doesn’t have to be final) at time of submission. I don’t like promoting uploading of decks. I myself don’t like...

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Transactional Replication Deep Dive Webcast for PASS DBA Virtual Chapter

I will be giving a presentation to the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter on Aug 11,2010. Be sure to attend as they are giving away $50.00 Amazon gift card! The details are below so be sure and sign up! Event Link:   http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/ctl/ViewEvent/mid/521.aspx?ID=457   Date: 8/11/2010 Start Time:     12:00:00 PM End Time:     1:00:00 PM Timezone:     (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Short Description DBA Virtual Chapter Live Meeting Event Event Description Topic: Transactional Replication Deep Dive (presented by Arie Jones) and What a DBA Needs to Know About Data Modelling (Sanjay Shirude) Presenter: Arie Jones Abstract: Transactional Replication is often one of those black box features where if you are using the wizard in a standard implementation then you are fine. Yet, what do you do when you have to do something like transactional replication across non-trusted domains. In this session, we will discuss the internals of transactional replication, how it works, and what you can do to manage your implementations more effectively by understanding what going on underneath the covers. Presenter Bio: Arie "AJ" Jones is Principal Technology Manager for Perpetual Technologies, Inc. (PTI) in Indianapolis, Indiana. PTI provides mission-critical database and information systems support for SQL Server and Oracle environments nationwide. Arie leads PTI’s team of experts in planning, design, development, deployment, and management of database environments and applications to achieve the best combination of tools and services for...

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SSRS 2008 R2 Webcast for XRMVirtualUserGroup ( @xrmvirtual )

Okay, so I will be presenting another webcast on SQL Server 2008 R2 Features….this time specifically with a slant towards CRM for the XRMVirtualUserGroup on Aug 26th,2010. SSRS in CRM with Arie Jones Join Arie Jones, Principal Technology Manager of Perptech, as he shares with us what’s new in SSRS 2008 R2. This session will cover reporting basics and will have some deeper technical content as well. System customizers, power user, DBAs, developers, technical users, numbers people (pretty much anyone USING or MAKING CRM) will learn a great deal in this session. **** Please note the timezone below !!! **** PST = Pacific Standard Time   PST <> Pretty Standard Time Schedule: SSRS in CRM 8/26/2010 9:00:00 AM (PST) – 8/26/2010 10:00:00 AM (PST) You can Register here!  http://www.xrmvirtual.com/events/ssrs_crm   For those of you that don’t know the XRMVirtualUserGroup(http://www.xrmvirtual.com/ ) covers all things related to XRM(CRM) and is coordinated by the (in)famous Julie Yack(MVP) (http://julieyack.com/)  from an undisclosed location deep in the Colorado mountainside. The virtual group is fairly large I believe with over 1000 members internationally…….so you may be asking yourself why you haven’t joined yet??…….yes, it is because you are a noob so stop wasting time and just do it! Cheers,...

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SQL Saturday #51: Nashville ( #sqlsat51 )

Well, I will be seeing everyone in Nashville at the SQL Saturday #51. My session will be on Monitoring Data Changes With Change Data Capture so I am already checking into trying to do some kind of really crazy type of demo to really underpin the technology and the speed and resourcefulness that it brings to the DBAs arsenal…Mwahahahahaha!..(cough)..excuse me. Anywho, Perpetual Technologies, Inc (PTI), my employer is also a sponsor of the event so look for me to be by the table at least part of the day….I am thinking that I will maybe blog all day about the event in a series of miniblogs …..have to tie that in to twitter maybe by using the hashtag in the title…Hmmmm…. Or maybe the lunch room will be free and I will just do some ad hoc stuff…..that would be pretty cool as well….in any case, it should be a really good time….So if you haven’t signed up yet then be sure to do so or risk being labeled a LAMO! Here’s the whole schedule below….A little messy but hey you can only do so much with cut and paste:) Start Time Business Intelligence Cafeteria Database Administration Database Development Professional Development Session Mix 08:30 AM Rafael Salas Planning your ETL architecture with SSIS Thomas LaRock DBA Survivor Aaron Nelson The Dirty Dozen: PowerShell Scripts for Busy DBAs Daniel Evans...

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